Patents Examined by Kenneth E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11672899
    Abstract: A deagglomerator for use in resizing masses of cells. The deagglomerator may include a plurality of apertures defined by a plurality of front and back edges. The masses of cells may be passed through the plurality of apertures from the front to the back, and from the back to the front, repeatedly. The deagglomerator may also include a plurality of blades that may aid in the deagglomeration of the cell masses. The deagglomerator may be configured between two syringes so that the tissue may be passed back and forth from the first syringe through the device to the second syringe, and then back again from the second syringe through the device and to the first syringe. In this way, the masses of cells may be properly deagglomerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Healeon LLC
    Inventor: Ben M. Khalaj
  • Patent number: 11647699
    Abstract: A tree saw attachment for a modular landscape trimmer is disclosed. In one embodiment, the tree saw attachment is provided with a drive unit having a drive shaft operably connectable to a motive source and a transmission operably connected to the drive shaft. An anvil is connected to and extending from an output side of the transmission of the drive unit, and a blade is connected to the output shaft of the transmission. The blade has an arcuate outer peripheral edge with teeth formed along a portion thereof forming a cutting edge so as the output shaft is rotated, the distance between the cutting edge and a central axis of the output shaft increases until the blade has substantially completed one rotation. Rotation of the blade causes the blade to move transversely with respect to the anvil to engage and cut material positioned between the blade and the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Dinotooth Cutter, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard Luttmer, Kelly Coover
  • Patent number: 11641962
    Abstract: An eating utensil includes a holder, a shaft, and a utensil head. The holder includes an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a flange extending from the distal end of the body. The shaft has a first end fixedly attached to the distal end of the body and a second end that extends from the distal end of the body such that at least a proximal portion of the shaft including the first end extends parallel to a longitudinal axis of the body, the utensil head being connected to the second end of the shaft. The holder being configured to be received within a user's hand such that a bottom surface of the flange contacts a portion of a dorsal surface located between an index finger and a thumb while the proximal end of the body is adjacent a palm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Gerald Foxx
  • Patent number: 11639592
    Abstract: A spacer structure (204; 205) for a saw disc assembly of a sawing machine (4), comprises a hub device (220) having a central axis and being adapted to be coaxially arranged between a pair of axially peripheral saw discs. According to the invention, said hub device (220) is configured and adapted to detachably or non-detachably receive a proximal portion (231) of an elongated spacer means (230) in a substantially radial manner in relation to said hub device, said elongated spacer means (230) being adapted to be arranged between said pair of saw discs, a distal portion (235) of said elongated spacer means (230) being constituted and adapted to detachably or non-detachably connect to said pair of peripheral saw discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Tobias Nilsson, Fredrik Sjödahl
  • Patent number: 11639009
    Abstract: A dust-proof circular saw includes a base placed on a workpiece, a circular saw main body supported on an upper surface side of the base and equipped with an electric motor, and a saw blade driven by the electric motor extending downwardly from the base. The dust-proof circular saw further includes a cooling fan driven by the electric motor to guide air to the electric motor for cooling the electric motor, as well as to a blower mechanism. The blower mechanism blows the cutting chips away by blowing the air generated by the fan out of the circular saw main body in a user-adjustable direction. The blower mechanism has an air outlet configured to blow out the air, and an orientation change mechanism capable of changing the orientation of the air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventor: Katsumi Okouchi
  • Patent number: 11639281
    Abstract: A roll-dispensed stock container is provided. The roll-dispensed stock container has a recessed cutting track and can be assembled by computer aided manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Cutting Edge Packaging Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Vegliante, Michael Tucker
  • Patent number: 11627840
    Abstract: A ladle, for filtering a mixture containing debris, includes an outer bowl defining outer holes and an upper edge, a handle attached thereto, an inner bowl disposed within the outer bowl forming a gap therebetween and having ether inner holes or protrusions separated by grooves disposed below the upper edge and above the outer holes, several holders joining the outer and inner bowls in the upper region thereof, and inner and outer outlet spouts coaxially provided in the upper regions of the bowls for pouring out the filtered mixture from the ladle. The holders can be made as spring-loaded brackets or latches preferably having a U-loop shape placed over the upper edges of the bowls, providing for a removable attachment of the bowls. Optionally the holders can be made as rivets or screws joining the bowls in the upper regions thereof, providing for a fixed attachment of the bowls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Al Saint
  • Patent number: 11607822
    Abstract: A cutting machine has a cutting support for material to be cut, with a vertically movable blade bar which bears a blade for cutting the cut material located thereon. A cutting drive is for vertically moving the blade bar. A blade depth adjustment is for vertically adjusting the blade bar relative to a vertically movable drive element of the cutting drive. The blade depth adjustment includes a deflection lever which is pivotably mounted about a horizontal axis on the blade bar. The drive element can be articulated thereon at a first radial distance to the horizontal axis. An adjusting mechanism may act on the deflection lever at a second radial distance to the horizontal axis, for rotating and fixing the deflection lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Krug & Priester GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Holger Jenter
  • Patent number: 11607896
    Abstract: A medium cutter includes a conveyor configured to convey a medium in a conveyance direction, a cutter configured to cut the medium from one end of medium in a cutting direction orthogonal to the conveyance direction, a first holder movable to contact a first surface of the one end of medium, and a second holder configured to contact a second surface of the one end of medium opposite the first surface. The first holder is disposed downstream of the cutter in the conveyance direction, and the first holder moves to the one end of medium to pinch and hold the one end of medium between the first holder and the second holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Endo
  • Patent number: 11602867
    Abstract: Replaceable shaving assemblies are disclosed that include a razor cartridge comprising: an elongated housing defining a central open area, and, adjacent each short edge of the housing, a clip-receiving aperture and a clip-receiving channel; a plurality of blades disposed within the open area of the housing, and a pair of clips, each clip having a first leg and a second leg, the first leg extending through the clip-receiving aperture and being bent against a lower surface of the housing, and the second leg being wrapped around the housing and seated in the clip-receiving channel. Shaving systems including such shaving assemblies are also disclosed, as are methods of using such shaving systems and methods of manufacturing these cartridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: DORCO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: John W. Griffin, Craig A. Provost, William E. Tucker, Douglas R. Kohring
  • Patent number: 11597115
    Abstract: Discussed is an including a transfer unit transferring an electrode sheet having a plurality of notching grooves formed in a side surface thereof to a cutting point via a measuring point, wherein, when a front notching groove which is disposed at a front end in the electrode sheet is passing through the cutting point, a notching groove disposed in a rear end of the front notching groove is configured to pass through the measuring point; a detection unit at the measuring point to detect the notching groove passing through the measuring point and generating a notching groove detection signal; and a cutting unit at the cutting point to cut the electrode sheet according to the notching groove detection signal generated by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Yoon Bong Wi, Sin Young Park, Dong Hyeuk Park
  • Patent number: 11577417
    Abstract: A handle. The handle can include a main body and a pivoting head pivotally coupled with the main body about a pivot axis. The pivoting head can have a substantially trapezoidal prism shape and can include a base member and a cover member that overlies the base member in a mating relationship. The cover member can have a face defining at least one exterior opening and the pivoting head can have an interior compartment comprising an electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael Tejpaul Verasamy, Jin Kyung Kim, Jack Anthony Washington, Robert Harold Johnson, Regan Marie Fiascone, Zachary Oliver Veugen, Marco Fontecchio, Norbert Broemse
  • Patent number: 11571831
    Abstract: A method of detecting and mitigating kickback in a saw includes identification of a running average speed (RPM) of a saw blade, the speed at a given time sample relative to the running average speed, the percentage change in speed from one speed sample to the previous speed sample, and the percentage change in average speed based on the current speed of the saw blade. If the identified speed profile from the samples indicates a kickback is imminent, then the saw identifies an imminent kickback event and removes power from the saw motor to mitigate kickback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Deepak Padmanabhan, Brett Huber
  • Patent number: 11565436
    Abstract: Cutting wheels equipped with knife assemblies suitable for performing size reduction operations on products, methods of operating cutting wheels, knife holders for such knife assemblies, methods of manufacturing knife holders, and slicing machines capable of utilizing such cutting wheels. The knife assemblies each have a leading edge that faces a direction of rotation of the cutting wheel, a trailing edge oppositely disposed from the leading edge, and a cutting edge on the leading edge. Each knife assembly further has a knife holder having a first surface that faces the products advanced toward the cutting wheel in a feed direction and a registration surface formed in the first surface. The registration surface is defined by at least a first recessed planar surface that is recessed a distance relative to the first surface and defines with the first surface at least a first step therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony A. McCracken, Michael Scot Jacko
  • Patent number: 11565435
    Abstract: The modular cutter assembly for cutting composite material and for use in a composite placement machine wherein the cutter assembly includes a base and a cutting member. The cutting member being removably attachable to the base by a mechanical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: CRAFTSTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Roberts, Thomas Kuhl, Rakesh N. Patel
  • Patent number: 11541559
    Abstract: A system may include a blade die, a first clamping caul positioned on a first side of the blade die, and a second clamping caul positioned on a second side of the blade die. A molding surface of the blade die and a molding surface of the first clamping caul may be configured to bend a first interchangeable blade positioned therebetween into a first shape in response to a first compression force. A second molding surface of the blade die and a molding surface of the second clamping caul may be configured to bend a second interchangeable blade positioned therebetween into a second shape in response to a second compression force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Boise State University
    Inventors: Trevor Lujan, Sean Nelson, Madison Wale, Danielle Siegel, Jaremy Creechley
  • Patent number: 11524419
    Abstract: A razor apparatus including a head having at least one blade member on each of a first and a second opposed side of the head. Each blade member has a straight front cutting edge. The head includes a frame defining an opening through which the cutting edges are accessible. The frame also includes a rotatable mounting element for attachment of the head to a handle. The head is rotatable around a longitudinal axis of the handle at least 180° when the rotatable mounting element is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Scott Gilman
  • Patent number: 11511452
    Abstract: A punching device is provided with a punching head, a vacuum apparatus, a suction flow passage, and a suction switching apparatus. The punching head includes a plurality of hollow rods that move vertically, and punching tools each having an axially extending through hole provided at each front end of the hollow rods. The vacuum apparatus serves to suck punched chips generated during the punching process of the punching head. The suction flow passage selectively communicates the through holes of the punching tools with the vacuum apparatus. The suction switching apparatus changes a path of the suction flow passage so that the suction flow passage communicates only with a hollow rod performing a punching process, among the plurality of hollow rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: TISM CO., LTD
    Inventor: Katsuharu Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11498233
    Abstract: A quilt binding cutting guide and a method for using it to cut and form low-bulk, angled seams for quilt bindings. The quilt binding generally has a first end and a second end. The cutting guide may comprise a quilt edge line, a right binding cutline, and a left binding cutline, the right binding cutline and the left binding cutline being spaced apart from, and parallel to, each other, and angled with respect to the quilt edge line. To use the guide, a user may position the cutting guide on top of a quilt so that the quilt edge line is directly above a raw edge of the quilt. The user may then use the guide lines on the cutting guide to position and cut the ends of a quilt binding accurately, without measuring or marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Sandra J. Volk
  • Patent number: 11472056
    Abstract: A rope severing device for cutting a rope after a continued compressive force is disclosed. The rope severing device includes a housing having a base and a top and the top is movably mounted to the base such that the top can move axially with respect to the base. A blade is positioned at least partially within the housing and fixedly mounted with respect to the base. In some embodiments, an elastic member is positioned inside the housing in contact with the base and a damper is attached to the base to dampen relative movement of the top and the base. Upon application of a compressive force to the housing, the top moves toward the base and the blade is at least partially exposed through an opening in the top to sever a rope attached to the rope severing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Benjamin P. Brickett